git clone 'git://github.com/maio/nclip.el.git'
Network clipboard for Emacs which makes possible to use your local clipboard even when you are running Emacs inside terminal on remote server.
When enabled, it will use remote HTTP server to fetch and update
clipboard content. Included HTTP server
nclip.rb supports OSX
(pbcopy/pbpaste) but it should be pretty straightforward to support
other systems as well (e.g. Linux using xclip).
nclip.rb on your local machine. Setup SSH port forwarding so
that when you SSH to remote server it will forward
2547 port on
remote server over SSH to
From command line:
ssh -R 2547:127.0.0.1:2547 some-server
Or you can use
RemoteForward 127.0.0.1:2547 127.0.0.1:2547
NCLIP uses plain HTTP server which listens on localhost port 2547 so anyone on the same host can send HTTP requests to it. GET request will return content of your clipboard and POST request will update it's content.
To protect your clipboard data when using NCLIP on hosts shared by
more people, NCLIP provides simple token authorization. In order to
use it, you put some secret string into NCLIP_AUTH_TOKEN environment
variable before running
nclip.rb and Emacs. NCLIP will then use this
token to authorize all clipboard requests.
If you don't run Emacs on shared hosts you can skip this step and NCLIP will use default token.